It’s been twenty years since Carole Simpson moderated one of the 1992 presidential debates, and until Candy Crowley this year, no woman had served as a moderator since.This is obviously a tremendous breakthrough for women in both journalism and politics but there is already so much scrutiny coming down on Candy as people expect that because she is a woman, she will run the debate differently. Many people expect that she will try to guide the debate towards women’s issues but if she doesn’t, will she be considered a disappointment? More
Though Ann Romney’s RNC speech is getting a lot of attention so is the Oscar de la Renta dress she wore. Apparently, her gorgeous dress had subtext. Did you know dresses could have subtext? By wearing the dress by this particular designer it was considered a dig at Michelle Obama and the entire Democratic party, who has never worn Oscar de la Renta. Whether or not Ann did have that in mind when she selected it, isn’t the point. What is amazing is the power that women in politics and in the spotlight can convey in a a single article of clothing. If you’re looking for some wardrobe inspiration as the election draws nearer, take a look at what these political women are wearing. They’ve got power—and they know how to convey it in their dress.